|Iranian painter Farideh Lashaii dies at 68||
She was suffering from cancer, some Persian news outlets announced without reference to its type.
Born in Rasht, Lashaii began to practice painting in the late 1960s.
She then left Iran for Austria to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She got a BA in art from the academy and worked as a crystal designer at Riedel Studios in southern Austria, and then Studio Rosenthal in Selb, Germany.
Her career in crystal design provided a basis for her also to practice making sculptures.
She held about 100 solo and group exhibits in Iran and abroad.
While painting and visual arts were her main practices, lyricism was the central characteristic in her works.
She also tried her hand at writing in 2003 with “The Jackal Came”, a novel about three generations of women which were against the socio-political scene in Iran during the 1970s. Critics described it as being a genre between writing and painting.
Her funeral procession will begin from Tehran’s Iranian Artists Forum on Wednesday, her daughter Maneli Keykavusi told the Persian service of ILNA on Monday.
Lashaii will be buried in a cemetery in her main place of residence, Darbandsar, a village in the northeast part of Tehran Province.
Keykavusi said that Lashai’s house in the village will be converted into a museum gallery in the future.
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